Are women in early pregnancy following national guidelines for healthy eating?

A recent study conducted with 101 women in the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, Dublin has found that while the majority of women thought they had a healthy diet, less than half met the recommended guidelines for each individual food group. The least compliance was found for the dairy food group, with only 5% of women consuming the recommended 5 servings a day. The most common source of information on healthy eating for pregnancy was women just ‘knowing it themselves’ (34%) and friends/family (20%). The study also found that almost half of the women booking for antenatal care were either overweight (32%) or obese (14%). Read more about the research in the Irish Medical Journal.

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Posted: 15/11/2011 09:24:02 by Barbara Whelan


 

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